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The Movie – Information on The Lost Boys

[This is all Sammy’s work from the original Lost Cave, incorporating cast pictures that were on Lost In The Shadows]

On this page you will find information about the movie, the soundtrack, and the novelization. Yes, there is a novelization.

The Lost Boys Movie

The Lost BoysA horror-comedy, The Lost Boys was released in the summer of 1987 (I’ve heard conflicting reports of exactly when–some say July, others say August). Recently-divorced Lucy Emerson (played by Dianne Wiest) relocated her two teenage boys, Michael (Jason Patric) and Sam (Corey Haim), from Phoenix, Arizona, to Santa Carla, California (aka Murder Capitol of the World) to live with her father. Michael and his little brother Sam have quite an adjustment to make; a strange and quirky grandfather (Barnard Hughes) and a strange new town.

Sam immediately finds his passion on the Santa Carla Boardwalk–a comic book store. But he gets more than he bargained for in the two teenage brothers who run the store. Edgar (Corey Feldman) and Alan (Jamison Newlander) Frog warn him about vampires by giving him vampire comic books. Michael, too, gets more than he bargained for when he meets his dream girl, Star (Jami Gertz), on the Boardwalk. He finds himself falling in with her crowd; tough bikers who are more than a bit strange. For instance, why would David (Kiefer Sutherland), Dwayne (Billy Wirth), Marko (Alex Winter), and Paul (Brooke McCarter) want to have Laddie (Chance Michael Corbitt), such a small boy, around?

Meanwhile, Lucy is determined to make life in Santa Carla a pleasant experience. She gets a job at the video store on the Boardwalk. She and the owner, Max (Edward Herrmann), feel an immediate attraction for each other. When Sam notices eerie changes in his brother, he consults Edgar and Alan, who swear Michael is a vampire. The three go on a hilarious search for the head vampire, which leads to an all-out battle between mortal and immortal when the boys come face to face with The Lost Boys in the dramatic, explosive and surprising conclusion of this 80’s cult classic.

Note: The above review was written by me [Sammy]. Do not use it on your site without my permission.

What critics have said:

“Scary” — Ron Base, Toronto Star
“Sleek, Sexy” — David Ansen, Newsweek
“Hip” — Caryn James, The New York Times

The Cast and Crew

Actors:
Corey Haim as Sam
Corey Feldman as Edgar Frog
Jamison Newlander as Alan Frog
Barnard Hughes as Grandpa
Dianne Wiest as Lucy
Edward Herrmann as Max
Jami Gertz as Star
Jason Patric as Michael
Kiefer Sutherland as David
Alexander Winter as Marko
Billy Wirth as Dwayne
Brooke McCarter as Paul
Chance Michael Corbitt as Laddie Thompson

Extras
J. Dinan Myrtetus as Security Guard/Vernon Beasley
Jim Turner as Gas Station Owner
Kelly Jo Minter as Maria [who is Maria?]
Nori Morgan as Shelly
Todd Feder as Surf Nazi #1
Melanie Bishop as Child’s Mother

Technical:
Joel Schumacher — Director
Chris Columbus — Screenwriter
James Jeremias — Screenwriter
Janice Fischer — Screenwriter
Jeffrey Boam — Screenwriter
Thomas Pope — Screenwriter
Thomas Newman — Composer of Music Score
Susan Becker — Costumes/Costume Designer
Michael Chapman — Cinematographer
Robert Brown — Editor
Thomas A. Duffield — Art Director
Tom Duffield — Art Director
Harvey Bernhard — Producer
John Hyde — Producer
Mark Damon — Producer
Richard Donner — Producer
John Warnke — Set Decoration/Design
John Warnke — Set Decorator
Bob Stoker, Jr. — Special Effects
Greg Cannom — Special Effects
Lucinda Strub — Special Effects
Richard Stutsman — Special Effects
Bo Welch — Production Design
Robert W. Welch III — Production Design
Marion Dougherty — Casting
Richard Donner — Executive Producer

If you really want more information than that exhaustive list, I suggest you fast forward to the end of your copy of TLB and read the credits. ;^)

Pictures of The Cast

[This taken from my Lost In The Shadows]

Interesting Note: I once said on this page: “Please note that Sammy’s Lost Cave has far more pictures and info than I do. I have no intention of making this page any bigger, better or more informative, so if you’re considering emailing me with suggestions, I respectfully ask you not to bother. Sammy’s site covers all of that aspect, and this site is not my main passion. Thanks.”

Kiefer Sutherland as David

Kiefer Sutherland
as David

 

Alex Winter as Marko

Alex Winter
as Marko

 

Brooke McCarter as Paul

Brooke McCarter
as Paul

 

Billy Wirth as Dwayne

Billy Wirth
as Dwayne

 

Jason Patric as Michael Emerson

Jason Patric
as Michael Emerson

 

Jami Gertz as Star

Jami Gertz
as Star

 

Chance Michael Corbitt as Laddie Thompson

Chance Michael Corbitt
as Laddie Thompson

 

Corey Haim as Sam Emerson

Corey Haim
as Sam Emerson

 

Corey Feldman as Edgar Frog

Corey Feldman
as Edgar Frog

 

Jamison Newlander as Alan Frog

Jamison Newlander
as Alan Frog

 

Dianne Wiest as Lucy Emerson

Dianne Wiest
as Lucy Emerson

 

Barnard Hughes as Grandpa

Barnard Hughes
as Grandpa

 

Edward Herrmann as Max

Edward Herrmann
as Max